Daily Media Digest March 3, 2023

Food for thought: nutrition key to the overall health and quality of life for patients
University Health Network
“When a patient is diagnosed with head and neck, lung, esophageal or gastric-esophageal cancer, the multidisciplinary team at the Princess Margaret knows nutrition is going to be a challenge.”
TAGS: cancer, nutrition, metabolism, University Health Network

UCalgary researchers develop wearable patch to monitor links between sweat and stress levels
University of Calgary
“Researchers at the University of Calgary are developing sensors to help link sweat and cortisol to stress in healthy people and concussion patients.”
TAGS: concussion, stress management, medtech, University of Calgary

Saint John researchers on the hunt for the cause of a silent killer of older women
New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
“…Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil and a team of 10 lead researchers are investigating the biological, genetic and molecular origins of a new type of heart failure called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction …”
TAGS: heart disease, University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, Diabetes Canada

The ‘tripledemic’ will hit older people hard this winter – but there are things we can all do to reduce the impact
“The combination of three prominent respiratory viruses this winter – influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) – is raising the risk for older and at-risk adults.”
TAGS: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19, influenza, respiratory health, GSK Canada

GoHere app gives people with chronic diseases better access to bathrooms in Coquitlam, B.C.
“Through a partnership with the City of Coquitlam, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada expanded its GoHere bathroom app to Coquitlam, B.C., in February, …”
TAGS: inflammatory bowel diseases, bathroom accessibility, GoHere App, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada